Nursery decor is about more than choosing giraffes or hot air balloons for a theme. Here are a few nursery safety tips that’ll keep your baby’s room stylish and safe.
Look Out For Hidden Chemicals
Paints and furniture stains can release toxic chemicals into the air of your nursery for up to three years. These can be harmful to children whose membranes are more sensitive than adults’.
Make a safer choice by selecting Zero-VOC, non-toxic, solvent-free paints and furniture made from natural wood, not treated particleboard.
Choose a Safe Floor Plan
Think about safety when planning the layout of your nursery. Place cribs away from any window treatments, where cords can be a choking hazard. It’s best to place the crib against a wall or centered in the room.
Cut The Cord on Window Blinds
Make a safer choice for your windows by choosing blinds or shades with no cords. Draperies, shutters and cordless window coverings are a few preferred options. Cellular shades in blackout and cordless are our top pick for undisturbed sleeping and safety.
October is National Window Covering Safety Month. Learn more about what you can do to keep your little ones safe with our Checklist for Child Window Covering Safety.
Safe and Adorable Wall Decor
Be careful when deciding what to hang above the crib. Wall decals are just as cute as framed artwork or shelves, but because they stick directly on to the wall, there’s no risk of falling into the crib.
Now, Tackle the Rest of the House!
It’s important to child proof your entire house, not just the nursery. See if you’ve covered all of your bases with this helpful Childproofing Guide infographic:
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